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Mitchell Northam

Hyperlocal Digital Reporter

Mitchell Northam is the North Fulton reporter for the AJC's hyperlocal team. He is a native of the Eastern Shore of Maryland and graduated from Salisbury University in 2015. Mitchell then worked for the Delmarva Daily Times for two years, first as a breaking news reporter before covering high school, college and pro sports in the area. He has also written for USA Today, SB Nation, SBIsoccer.com and DMVelite.com. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Latest from Mitchell Northam

Emory Johns Creek Hospital expands, adding two new units
 Emory Johns Creek Hospital just got a little bigger. The medical center in north Fulton County recently added two new units and observation beds, and will showcase them at a ribbon cutting event on Jan. 29. The Clinical Decision Unit is an emergency department observation unit located near the emergency room. The unit serves patients who...

Posted: 10 hours ago

Emory Johns Creek Hospital just got a little bigger. The medical center in north Fulton County recently added two new units and observation beds, and will showcase them at a ribbon cutting event on Jan. 29. The Clinical Decision Unit is an emergency department observation unit located near the emergency room. The unit serves patients who...
Performing arts center coming to Johns Creek? Leaders approve study
 A performing arts center could be coming to Johns Creek. There isn’t a stage with singers and dancers yet, but city leaders are at least going to take a look at if such a center will work in the city in north Fulton County. Last week, the Johns Creek city council authorized the city’s visitor bureau to spend up to $50,000 on a...

Posted: 11 hours ago

A performing arts center could be coming to Johns Creek. There isn’t a stage with singers and dancers yet, but city leaders are at least going to take a look at if such a center will work in the city in north Fulton County. Last week, the Johns Creek city council authorized the city’s visitor bureau to spend up to $50,000 on a...
Hospital in N. Fulton to host free health screenings for women
 Emory Johns Creek Hospital will host its annual “Ladies’ Night Out” event dedicated to women’s wellness on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. At the event, women will have access to free health screenings that will measure glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index and bone density. Attendees will have...

Posted: 11 hours ago

Emory Johns Creek Hospital will host its annual “Ladies’ Night Out” event dedicated to women’s wellness on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. At the event, women will have access to free health screenings that will measure glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index and bone density. Attendees will have...
Burst pipe forces Park Place in Johns Creek to close
 2:31 p.m. update: Park Place senior center in Johns Creek will be closed to the public until further notice due to repairs resulting from a burst pipe. Classes and programs are cancelled until further notice, the city says. For participants who have questions, please email ParkPlace@JohnsCreekGA.gov or leave a message by calling 678-512-3430...

Posted: a day ago

2:31 p.m. update: Park Place senior center in Johns Creek will be closed to the public until further notice due to repairs resulting from a burst pipe. Classes and programs are cancelled until further notice, the city says. For participants who have questions, please email ParkPlace@JohnsCreekGA.gov or leave a message by calling 678-512-3430...
Man wanted in 2008 New York murder arrested in Alpharetta
 Alpharetta police arrested a man in September on several charges, and now that same man has been charged with the 2008 murder of a man in Yonkers, New York. Damon Scott, 41, was arraigned before a judge in Westchester County, New York on Jan. 12 and charged with one count of murder in the second degree. The crime he is accused of committing...

Posted: a day ago

Alpharetta police arrested a man in September on several charges, and now that same man has been charged with the 2008 murder of a man in Yonkers, New York. Damon Scott, 41, was arraigned before a judge in Westchester County, New York on Jan. 12 and charged with one count of murder in the second degree. The crime he is accused of committing...
Ice pushes back trash pick up in Roswell. Here's the new schedule
 If you live in Roswell and your garbage was supposed to be picked up on Wednesday, you may be wondering when it will. Because of snow, ice and a frigid wind chill, all garbage pick up in the city in north Fulton County was pushed back a day. So, have no fear, folks in Roswell. Your garbage will be picked up soon enough. READ | Drivers...

Posted: a day ago

If you live in Roswell and your garbage was supposed to be picked up on Wednesday, you may be wondering when it will. Because of snow, ice and a frigid wind chill, all garbage pick up in the city in north Fulton County was pushed back a day. So, have no fear, folks in Roswell. Your garbage will be picked up soon enough. READ | Drivers...
Ice still on roads, some closures Thursday in North Fulton
 Fulton County schools will remain closed and some city government offices will open late on Thursday after a winter storm rolled into metro Atlanta Tuesday and Wednesday. Ice remains on roads in several areas in north Fulton County, and city officials from Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Roswell and Milton are still advising drivers...

Posted: 2 days ago

Fulton County schools will remain closed and some city government offices will open late on Thursday after a winter storm rolled into metro Atlanta Tuesday and Wednesday. Ice remains on roads in several areas in north Fulton County, and city officials from Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Roswell and Milton are still advising drivers...
Fitness centers are first tenants at Sandy Springs mixed-use development
 The first two retail tenants have been announced for City Springs, the new mixed-use development under construction in Sandy Springs. City officials announced that SculptHouse and TURN Indoor Cycling + Strength, are the first retail tenants signed on for City Springs. When the mixed-use development opens later this year, it will have housing...

Posted: 2 days ago

The first two retail tenants have been announced for City Springs, the new mixed-use development under construction in Sandy Springs. City officials announced that SculptHouse and TURN Indoor Cycling + Strength, are the first retail tenants signed on for City Springs. When the mixed-use development opens later this year, it will have housing...
North Fulton native named to NFL All-Rookie Team
 As a fourth-round draft pick, expectations weren’t too high for Carl Lawson. The Cincinnati Bengals would’ve been happy if the 6-foot-2 defensive end came up with a few key tackles and developed his skills a bit. Instead, he turned into one of the Bengals’ top pass rushers, and someone who can be an anchor on defense for...

Posted: 2 days ago

As a fourth-round draft pick, expectations weren’t too high for Carl Lawson. The Cincinnati Bengals would’ve been happy if the 6-foot-2 defensive end came up with a few key tackles and developed his skills a bit. Instead, he turned into one of the Bengals’ top pass rushers, and someone who can be an anchor on defense for...
Winter storm has caused more than 30 auto accidents in Sandy Springs
 City officials in Sandy Springs have sent a clear message to the public on this blistering cold January day: stay inside and stay off the roads. “Between the cold and ice, we want everyone to stay safe,” city spokeswoman Sharon Kraun said. The city was hit with a dusting of snow overnight — a little more than a half inch...

Posted: 2 days ago

City officials in Sandy Springs have sent a clear message to the public on this blistering cold January day: stay inside and stay off the roads. “Between the cold and ice, we want everyone to stay safe,” city spokeswoman Sharon Kraun said. The city was hit with a dusting of snow overnight — a little more than a half inch...
Atlanta Parent Magazine to host camp expo in north Fulton
 It’s only January, but summer will be here soon. And with school out by then, you — a parent — will be looking for something fun for your kid, or kids, to do. So how does a parent go about picking the perfect camp for their child? That could take a lot of research online. Or, that parent could just ride up to Alpharetta...

Posted: 3 days ago

It’s only January, but summer will be here soon. And with school out by then, you — a parent — will be looking for something fun for your kid, or kids, to do. So how does a parent go about picking the perfect camp for their child? That could take a lot of research online. Or, that parent could just ride up to Alpharetta...